Four-star cornerback Verone McKinley III is planning to make his commitment later in July, and Pac-12 North contenders Washington and Oregon are emerging as the favorites for him.
McKinley visited both the Huskies and the Ducks at the end of June, and he told Rivals that both schools made an impression on him.
“I got to meet with Coach (Jimmy) Lake and had a good meeting with him,” McKinley said of Washington. “We went over how he sees me fitting in the defense, and I had one-on-one time with Coach (Chris) Petersen and the Built-for-life program is definitely big outside of football. I didn’t know that he was that detail-oriented outside of football.”
McKinley said he was also impressed with new Oregon coach Willie Taggart, and he said the Ducks’ facilities are “top notch.”
“I really like him,” he said. “He’s really serious about wanting to help everybody achieve their goals, whether that’s in the business world or the football world.”
UCLA is also targeting the Carrollton, Texas prospect, and he said he is still in interested in Alabama, Penn State and Nebraska.
McKinley is 5’10, 170 pounds, and Rivals ranks him as the No. 27 cornerback in the Class of 2018.